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The Story Behind Adele's 'Platinum' Locks

02/14/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Adele Grammy Hair
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In addition to an astounding six Grammy awards, there is another golden addition to Adele‘s life: that gorgeous blonde do!

The singer’s lighter look (she used to rock a deep reddish hue) is the handiwork of colorist Lucy Holbrook at the Daniel Galvin salon in London.

“We decided to color Adele’s hair a honey-colored blonde as it suited her complexion and really brought out the color of her eyes,” she explains. “It was important to elect a color with plenty of depth to complement the bouncy voluminous styles that she favors.”

Lino Carbosiero, the salon’s creative director, was responsible for those Veronica Lake waves. “We made Adele’s hair shoulder-length and cut a long layer through the back so as to give her a bit of swing and some natural movement,” he explains. “We wanted to create an old classic with a modern twist.” Tell us: What do you think of the look?

Justine Harman


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Elisa Petras on

I love Adele, but hate to admit, I don’t like the blonde. The red hair was her. A cheeky 20 something full of laughter and life. This hairstyle and color ages her by at least 10 years, and it seems she’s turning into exactly what she said she didn’t want to be. I miss the old Adele… I have a feeling, she’ll be back.

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madge g on

Even though Adele looks great as a blonde, I think the red is more flattering for her skin tone. Her lipstick color was better with the blond hair when she sang RITD. The lighter lipstick made a bit of difference in her look with the blonde. Not so contrasting as the red lipstick. Everyone likes a change every now and then though.

Kathy on

I was really disappointed when Adele went blonde. I thought the darker color suited her perfectly, and she was so beautiful. Now she looks kind of anonymous. When she went up to accept her first Grammy, I thought she hadn’t been able to make it to the show and that someone else was accepting for her!

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